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Ukrainian citizens having Russian relatives to be declared "enemies of Ukraine"

Summary of Disinformation

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko is fighting against the country’s own citizens. Everyone who has relatives with Russian citizenship will be declared “enemy of Ukraine” and punished immediately.

Poroshenko wants to sow discord between relatives and families. He uses this “anti-Russian hysteria” to win the upcoming presidential elections.


No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Ukraine allegedly forcing its citizens to reject their relatives with connections to Russia.

In fact, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko declared that the Security Service of Ukraine will launch checks on officials whose relatives live in Crimea. Recently the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine opened a criminal case against the first deputy head of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine after the publication of a journalistic investigation. According to the local media, his family owes a $8 million house and most members of his family have Russian citizenship.

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Reported in: Issue 131
Date: 18.12.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Russia, Ukraine
Keywords: Anti-Russian, Petro Poroshenko, Elections, Crimea
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Vesti.ru
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